Saturday, August 30, 2014

Romney Discards One More Bush Legacy

Posted by Jonathan Cohn, New Republic On August - 28 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Jonathan Cohn, New RepublicHas Mitt Romney been playing the race card by suggesting, falsely, that President Obama gutted the work requirements in welfare? By approving ads telling seniors Obama took “your money” and spent...

Vote Fraud and Its Beneficiaries

Posted by Glenn Reynolds, New York Post On August - 28 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Glenn Reynolds, New York PostAmericans will fight and die for democracy, but when it comes to the actual business of elections, stuffed ballot boxes and cemetery voters are the subject of jokes more than outrage — though a democracy in which...

The Ascent of Ann Romney

Posted by David Von Drehle, Time On August - 28 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
David Von Drehle, TimeWith Ann Romney, what you see is what you get, except when it’s not. The would-be First Lady is indeed a picture-perfect country-club Republican woman, bright and attractive at 63, with a rich, handsome husband and five...

1976′s History-Making GOP Convention

Posted by Craig Shirley, Washington Times On August - 28 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Craig Shirley, Washington TimesThings were going bumpily according to plan for the men in charge of the President Ford Committee at the Republican National Convention in Kansas City, Mo., in August 1976. With so many moving parts, however, most campai...

What a Real Jobs Program Would Have Looked Like

Posted by Paul Gregory, Forbes On August - 27 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Paul Gregory, ForbesUnemployment is the millstone around President Obama's neck in the 2012 election campaign. Attentive voters understand he is offering excuses "” a worse-than-expected economy, financial crises requiring long...

Mitt’s Biography 2.0

Posted by Ed Kilgore, Washington Monthly On August - 25 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Ed Kilgore, Washington MonthlyThose of you who spotted Mitt Romney’s Wall Street Journal op-ed today, entitled “What I Learned At Bain Capital,” might have been surprised that the GOP nominee was Going There at this sensi...

Romney, Ryan & the Spirit of 1776

Posted by Matthew Continetti, Weekly Standard On August - 25 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Matthew Continetti, Weekly Standard‘America is more than just a place,” Paul Ryan told the Norfolk, Virginia, crowd during his first speech as Mitt Romney’s running mate. “It’s an idea. It’s ...

Preventing a Nuclear Iran

Posted by Charles Krauthammer, Washington Post On August - 23 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Charles Krauthammer, Washington PostEither Israel is engaged in the most elaborate ruse since the Trojan horse or it is on the cusp of a preemptive strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities.What’s alarming is not just Iran’s in...

Ryan’s Dangerous Randian Notions

Posted by Paul Krugman, New York Times On August - 23 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Paul Krugman, New York TimesSo far, most of the discussion of Paul Ryan, the presumptive Republican nominee for vice president, has focused on his budget proposals. But Mr. Ryan is a man of many ideas, which would ordinarily be a good thing.In his cas...

What "The Wire" Tells Us About Poverty

Posted by Francis Fukuyama, Am. Interest On August - 23 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Francis Fukuyama, Am. InterestIn Season 3, Episode 4 of the HBO series The Wire, Major “Bunny” Colvin, a senior black police commander assigned to Baltimore’s violent western police district, is interviewed by two white o...

Another Media Belly-Flop

Posted by Charles Hurt, Washington Times On August - 22 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Charles Hurt, Washington TimesRAPIDAN, Va. — In the latest “scandal” to rock Washington, a group of congressmen on a policy trip to Israel ended a hot day of touring the Holy Land with an unscheduled evening dip in the Se...

Just Think No

Posted by Maureen Dowd, New York Times On August - 21 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Maureen Dowd, New York TimesThere’s something trying about an unforgiving man suddenly in need of forgiveness.Yet Todd Akin is right. He shouldn’t have to get out of the United States Senate race in Missouri simply for saying what ...

Will Akin Comments Swing Missouri Senate Race?

Posted by Steve Kornacki, Salon On August - 20 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Steve Kornacki, SalonGo to home page Topics: Legitimate rape, Opening Shot, Todd Akin The best measure of what an uphill reelection battle Claire McCaskill has faced this year is probably...

No, This Isn’t The Nastiest Campaign Ever

Posted by Blake Zeff, BuzzFeed On August - 19 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Blake Zeff, BuzzFeedWelcome to the political class's quadrennial freakout. View this image › Posted about 5 hours ago “A most poisonous campaign.” “How low ...

Time for "Democrats for Romney"

Posted by Jerry Della Femina, New York Post On August - 18 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Jerry Della Femina, New York PostWhy not?Almost all of my friends are Democrats; all of them voted for Barack Obama in 2008.Ask them these days, as I have, if they plan to vote for Obama this November, and they’ll give you an “Oh s...

Egypt’s Military and the Arab Spring

Posted by Andrew McCarthy, National Review On August - 18 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Andrew McCarthy, National ReviewEarlier this week, I wrote about Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. He is a Muslim Brotherhood adherent who rose to the rank of general in Egypt’s military — the armed forces he has just been tapped to command b...

China Must Be Honest About Its Ambitions

Posted by Wang Chong, Caixin On August - 17 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Wang Chong, CaixinBEIJING - From the Huangyan Island, known also as the Scarborough Shoal, to the Diaoyu Islands, the Chinese territorial waters have been anything but calm. And inevitably, the shadow of the United States has been present behind all t...

Is California the New Detroit?

Posted by Robert Cristiano, New Geography On August - 17 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Robert Cristiano, New GeographyMost Californians live within miles of its majestic coastline "“ for good reason. The California coastline is blessed with arguably the most desirable climate on Earth, magnificent beaches, a backdrop of s...

Marian Wright Edelman: Mapping the War on the Right to Vote

Posted by Marian Wright Edelman On August - 17 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
It's a sin and a shame that in 2012 we are still fighting the same battles for voting rights that have been going on since the nation was founded and facing some of the same Jim Crow-era voter suppression tactics we hoped were dead and buried after the Civil Rights Movement.

Romney-Ryan Put D.C. Spending in Spotlight

Posted by Chris Stirewalt, FOX News On August - 16 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Chris Stirewalt, FOX NewsYou're logged in as AccountOn Air Now "ºOn Air Personalities "º Previous Slide Next Slide By Chris StirewaltPower PlayPublished August 16, 2012FoxNews.comBOSTON "“ &#194...

Too Big to Fail: A Permanent Bailout Program

Posted by Wallison & Hurley, Forbes On August - 15 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Wallison & Hurley, ForbesCongressman Paul Ryan's selection as Mitt Romney's running mate is being described as a "game changer" that shifts the presidential election from negative tit-for-tat swipes to a higher st...

More Questions Raised About Fareed Zakaria

Posted by Paul Farhi, Washington Post On August - 15 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Paul Farhi, Washington PostColumnist and TV host Fareed Zakaria, who acknowledged plagiarizing parts of a magazine article last week, appears to have also published without attribution a passage from a 2005 book.Zakaria’s 2008 book, &ldq...

Axelrod: Romney Will Take His Cues From Ryan

Posted by Alexis Simendinger, RCP On August - 13 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Alexis Simendinger, RCP(Note: RealClearPolitics White House Correspondent Alexis Simendinger conducted the following interview with Obama campaign senior adviser David Axelrod today in Council Bluffs, Iowa)RCP: President Obama just told the a...

A Conservative Star’s Hometown Roots

Posted by Steinhauer et al, New York Times On August - 13 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Steinhauer et al, New York TimesRepresentative Paul D. Ryan’s childhood home here was not overtly partisan. His parents were enthusiastic supporters of Representative Les Aspin, a Democrat, yet adored President Ronald Reagan from their glimp...